January 2018

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Cheng-Feng Hsieh, piano

Cheng-Feng Hsieh is a Steinway Artist from Taiwan. He has performed throughout Japan, Korea, the United States, Europe, China and Taiwan. His growing prominence in China has made him one of the most important pianists of his generation. Mr. Hsieh has played recitals in some of the most prestigious halls in Taiwan. He has also performed extensively in Europe, notably Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium, and Spain, and has made his mark in the United States, playing for audiences at various venues, such as Carnegie Hall in New York City.

We are proud and excited to welcome him to Southern Miss!

Add to Calendar: Cheng-Feng Hsieh 01/19/2018 07:30 PM 01/19/2018 9:00 PM America/Chicago Chang-Feng Hsish, piano Visiting Artist Series Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to theatres around the world.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

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Add to Calendar: National Theatre Live 01/19/2018 07:30 PM 01/19/2018 10:00 PM America/Chicago Stephen Sondheim's Follies National Theatre Live Tatum Theatre, Theatre and Dance Building, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

  Visiting Writers Series: Elizabeth Poliner

Award-winning author Elizabeth Poliner reads from her novel As Close to Us as Breathing, winner of the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, finalist for the Library of Virginia People's Award, and an Amazon Best Book selection.

Visit Elizabeth Poliner's website

Visiting Writers Series schedule

Add to Calendar: Elizabeth Poliner, Visiting Writer 01/24/2018 07:30 PM 01/24/2018 9:00 PM America/Chicago Visiting Writers Series: Elizabeth Poliner Reading Gonzales Auditorium, LAB 108, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus


Botanica

Southern Miss is hosting ceramic-based installation artist, Lee Renninger. Renninger's Botanica exhibition is a body of work that incorporates the rich color, detail and lavish qualities of the floral world to explore play and wonder.

Visit Lee Renninger's website

Add to Calendar: Botanica Opening Reception 01/24/2018 05:30 PM01/24/2018 07:00 PM America/Chicago Botanica Exhibit by Lee Renninger Gallery of Art and Design, George Hurst Building, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus

 

More Than a Word (Documentary)

On January 30th, the Honors Forum with support from the School of Social Work and the Department of History will screen a new documentary by John and Kenn Little on the use of Native American sports mascots.  In recent years, there has been outcry about the “one of the last socially acceptable forms of racial stereotyping” and the film will explore the controversy through the eyes of Native Americans. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium (located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building).

John Little, one of the directors of the film, will attend the screening and answer audience questions.  John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and South Dakota. His research focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation, and mascots. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota.

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Add to Calendar: More Than a Word (Documentary) 01/30/2018 06:30 PM 01/30/2018 9:00 PM America/Chicago More Than a Word (Documentary) Documentary on Native American sports mascots by John and Kenn Little Marsh Auditorium, Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus